PhD in Neurosciences



Students who meet some of the criteria listed in Article 15 of the UDC PhD Policies and Regulations will be able to access to UDC PhD programmes.


Candidates matching one of the general entry requirements for PhD students will be assessed in accordance with the specific criteria and merits for each programme. Information relating to application procedures and requirements are included in the programme structure for each course.

The decision to offer a student a place on a UDC PhD programme is the result of an application-specific evaluation process, and does not affect the academic or professional status of the candidate’s existing qualifications.

See also UDC PhD Policies and Regulations, Article 16: Applications.

4 places offered in academic year 2023/2024

Recommended profile of admission

Application general procedure

Applications and registration for PhD programmes will be made using the online application system on the UDC website, accompanied by all necessary supporting documents. Applications and registration for external students will be made here.

If you need more information, you can check this sources the Application general procedure.

Applications procedure for students whose foreign degree/diplome has not been officially recognised

See EIDUDC Application and registration.

General procedure by the CAPD

See EIDUDC Application and registration.

Specific access requirements of the CAPD

The Academic Comission (CAPD) agreed that to study the applications, they must meet the following requirements:

  • 1. The admissión application must include a preliminary thesis project endorsed by a doctor, who will be the thesis director. (A reference template can be downloaded here
  • 2. The director must be part of the doctoral programme. Otherwise, there must be two directors. One of them must be part of the doctoral programme.
  • 3. Directors must certify that they comply with the established requirements to be able to direct thesis according to the REDUDC using the stablished form for this formulario establecido. If you are already registered as director at the International Doctoral School, it is not necessary to submit the form, as long as the merits have not expired.


The application for admission (or registration renewal) and enrollment in PhD studies will be carried out according to the terms approved by the Governing Council of the UDC.


See information on how to register for UDC PhD courses.

Predoctoral grants

See UDC predoctoral grants.